Canunda National Park

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Canunda National Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Mounce & Battye Rocks. Canunda National Park. South Australia.JPG
Mounce and Battye Rocks. Canunda National Park
Canunda National Park is located in South Australia
Canunda National Park
Canunda National Park
Nearest town or city Millicent[2]
Coordinates 37°35′52″S 140°10′31″E / 37.597865461°S 140.175179967°E / -37.597865461; 140.175179967Coordinates: 37°35′52″S 140°10′31″E / 37.597865461°S 140.175179967°E / -37.597865461; 140.175179967[1]
Established 20 August 1959 (1959-08-20)[3]
Area 96.24 km2 (37.2 sq mi)[4]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Water
Website Canunda National Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Canunda National Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located about 350 km (220 mi) southeast of Adelaide, on the coast about 13 km (8.1 mi) southwest of Millicent. It consists of coastal dunes, limestone cliffs, and natural bushland. The beaches can be dangerous, but are popular for beach fishing and 4WD's.[5]

The national park consists of two parts - the first part being land in the gazetted localities of Southend and Canunda while the second part is located to the south in the gazetted locality of Carpenter Rocks at the headland of Cape Banks.[2]

Much of the national park is accessible only to four wheel drive vehicles and walkers.

From as far back as 10,000 years ago, members of the Boandik group of Indigenous Australians lived in temporary camps along the coast during summer, and for the rest of the year they lived near inland swamps in relatively permanent huts (wurlas).

The northern end of the national park was once part of Mayurra Station. The remnants of Canunda's pastoral history can be seen at Coola Outstation.

The national park's office is located in the town of Southend at the northernmost end of the park.

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  1. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Search results for 'Canunda National Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Properties' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australian Government. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  3. ^ McEwin, A. Lyell (20 August 1959). "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929·1957: HUNDRED OF RIVOLI BAY-FLORA AND FAUNA RESERVE DEDICATED" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 450. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Parks SA, retrieved 25 January 2013

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